Epping – NSW 2019

LIB 16.2%

Incumbent MP
Damien Tudehope, since 2015.

Geography
Northern Sydney. Epping mainly covers southern parts of Hornsby Shire, along with small parts of the City of Parramatta and the City of Ryde. It covers the suburbs of Epping, Cherrybrook, Cheltenham, Beecroft and Pennant Hills.

History
The seat of Epping was created at the 1999 election. It has been won by the Liberal Party every election since 1999.

Epping was first won by Andrew Tink in 1999. He had been the Liberal Member for Eastwood since 1988. Eastwood had been a safe Liberal seat in the area since 1950.

Tink held Epping at the 1999 and 2003 elections. He announced his retirement in 2006. Liberal preselection for Epping was won by former prosecutor Greg Smith, who defeated former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward. She went on to win the seat of Goulburn, and Smith won Epping.

Smith was re-elected to a second term in 2011. He served as Attorney-General in the O’Farrell government from 2011 to 2014.

Smith retired at the 2015 election, and Liberal candidate Damien Tudehope won the seat.

Candidates

  • Dominic Perrottet (Liberal)

Assessment
Epping is a safe Liberal seat.

2015 result

Candidate Party Votes % Swing
Damien Tudehope Liberal 26,917 54.3 -8.4
David Havyatt Labor 9,757 19.7 +5.2
Emma Heyde Greens 7,001 14.1 +1.9
Kerry Fox Independent 3,317 6.7 +6.7
Darryl Allen Christian Democrats 1,878 3.8 -0.1
Sophia Kong No Land Tax 664 1.3 +1.3
Informal 1,250 2.5

2015 two-party-preferred result

Candidate Party Votes % Swing
Damien Tudehope Liberal 29,201 66.2 -11.3
David Havyatt Labor 14,890 33.8 +11.3

Booth breakdown

Booths in Epping have been split into three areas: central, north and south.

The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 59.9% in the south to 72.5% in the north.

The Greens primary vote ranged from 10.6% in the north to 17.2% in the south.

Voter group GRN prim % LIB 2PP % Total votes % of votes
North 10.6 72.5 13,838 27.9
Central 17.0 63.9 11,577 23.4
South 17.2 59.9 9,016 18.2
Other votes 13.4 66.6 10,985 22.2
Pre-poll 13.0 63.6 4,118 8.3

Election results in Epping at the 2015 NSW state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Greens primary votes.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. You wonder why Perrottet didn’t shift to Epping (where he’s apparently always lived) upon Greg Smith’s retirement. It certainly would have saved a lot of hassle.

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